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With Tamara Ghandour


Sep 24, 2019

Did you know that being innovative is one of the most human things you can do? It is one of the fundamentally human things that we do all the time, but how are personality, intelligence, and creativity (or being innovative, as I like to call it) all interconnected? Dr. Rex Jung joins me to dive deep into the mind about how this is all related to creative problem-solving and critical thinking.

 

Rex received his training in clinical psychology, specializing in neuropsychology, at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, and has been on the Neurosurgery faculty at the University of New Mexico since 2008. He splits his time between neuro-imaging research designed to relate behavioral measures including intelligence, personality, and creativity, and holding neuropsychology clinics with neurosurgical patients.

 

Intelligence can be defined as rapid and accurate problem-solving, and creativity as novel and useful problem-solving. Rex explains how intelligence and creativity are weakly correlated, and why it is often the case that there are rare geniuses but common creatives. He also busts some myths around the brain and shares how we can be more creative and innovative — by working your brain like a muscle. Everyone has the potential to be creative and innovative, but how we do it is unique to each of us. Rex has some strategies for building that creative muscle.

 

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  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

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Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Assessment

Dr. Rex Jung

Dr. Rex Jung on Twitter

Threshold Theory of Creativity

Dean Keith Simonton (Equal Odds Rule)

Quantity yields quality when it comes to creativity: a brain and behavioral test of the equal-odds rule,” by Dr. Rex Jung et. al.

Unwavering Faith,” by Dr. Rex Jung for Psychology Today